Institutes are moving beyond the campus, enabling tangible change

Education is stepping out of the classroom in interesting ways, as students and faculty collaborate with local communities on projects and research initiatives. A system to harness solar power, created by students and faculty of IIT-Madras, is lighting up homes in villages in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Manipur; a project of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is helping pig and silk farmers in two districts of Assam to take their products directly to markets, thereby increasing their profit margins; students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)…

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Delhi University (DU) takes steps to ensure ragging-free campus

New Delhi With the academic year about to begin, the Delhi University has taken a slew of measures to ensure ragging-free and disciplined campus. At a proctorial meeting with officials of the DTC, Delhi Metro and the Delhi police held on Friday, decisions to make the campuses women-friendly were also taken. The university will set up two control rooms in North and South campus from July 20 to August 2 for easing the induction process of the freshers. The Delhi police will deploy women police personnel in plain clothes in the…

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Baby falcon named Lux, born on UC Berkeley campus, dies after window mishap

Berkeley , California One of two baby peregrine falcons born on the University of California, Berkeley campus, died after flying into a window, university officials said Wednesday. The chick, named Lux by the campus community, flew on Tuesday onto a 10th-floor balcony and got trapped. The bird hit a window as it tried to escape the balcony and died from the impact, the university said in a statement. The birds hatched in May at the university’s Campanile and were the first to be born on campus in recent memory. Lux and…

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DU tales: Sites in North Campus that will make you inquisitive about history

Who said history is boring? Did you know that the vice-chancellor’s office in North Campus is the place where Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day? There are many such nuggets of history hidden in the monuments in and around the North Campus of Delhi University. Though K- Nags (Kamla Nagar) and Hudson Lane will pop up as popular hang out options during conversations; use the breaks between your classes to get acquainted with the hidden gems of history on campus and feel the old stone on your skin.…

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